Mexico CIty, January 9th, 2009, The value of imports from Mexico carried by truck was 5.9 percent lower in October 2008 than October 2007 while the value of exports to Mexico carried by truck was 18.4 percent higher.
According to the most recent data provoded by the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics, U.S.–Mexico surface transportation trade totaled US$27.9 billion in October, up 5.1 percent compared to October 2007. The increase in Mexican buys from the U.S. rescues the figure from the drop on the U.S. side.
These figures include all trade by truck, rail and pipelines. Texas led all states in surface trade with Mexico in October with US$9.0 billion, followed by California's US$4.8 billion and Michigan's US$2.8 billion.